Posts tagged with ‘4 Star books’

  • The Delight of Being Ordinary (Book Review)

    By on July 7, 2017

    I encourage you to read and think about this little gem. I give it four stars.

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    Polly Castor
  • Pachinko (Book Review)

    By on June 14, 2017

    This multigenerational saga is about a Korean family that expatriated to Japan, taking place throughout the 20th century. It...

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    Polly Castor
  • The Painter’s Daughter (Book Review)

    By on June 2, 2017

    This entertaining novel would make a perfect beach read. I'm glad to have started my summer off with it!

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    Polly Castor
  • Sweet Life in Paris (Book Review with Hot Chocolate Recipe)

    By on May 9, 2017

    Never having been to Paris, no other book I've ever read has made me feel more like I have.

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    Polly Castor
  • The Summer Before the War (book review)

    By on May 3, 2017

    It is a bittersweet–but more sweet than bitter– tale about (mostly) likable characters and the difficult times they find...

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    Polly Castor
  • Murder at the Brightwell (Book Review)

    By on February 3, 2017

    This languidly paced novel was both undemanding and enjoyable. If you too are in need of an entertaining distraction,...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Jade Dragon Mountain

    By on January 5, 2017

    I really liked this mystery set in 18th century China. It was fresh and well written, and it tied...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: One Thousand Gifts

    By on November 20, 2016

    ...her life was turned upside down and burst open by finding gratitude to God for the slightest little gifts...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: The Last Runaway

    By on November 12, 2016

    This historical novel is set in Ohio and is about a Quaker girl from England who who becomes involved...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Circling the Sun

    By on June 1, 2016

    This book is written about the real and indomitable Beryl Markham, the first woman who flew across the...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: Delancey

    By on May 16, 2016

    If you want to read a real life story of the struggle behind realizing a dream, you might enjoy...

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    Polly Castor
  • Book Review: The Forest Lover

    By on May 6, 2016

    This book is historical fiction of Emily Carr, a remarkable woman painter, who despite her confining Victorian upbringing traveled...

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    Polly Castor